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Mr. Bill:
We're back, and apparently functional.

We just made another little change, in the way that we block the bad guys from accessing us.  For the past year we've been using a list of "toxic" IP addresses compiled by a spam-monitoring service.  These are sources of 100% evilness, and the list doesn't include any Tor exit nodes or other addresses that are used for some-good/some-bad purposes.

[nerd]We've been blocking this list in .htaccess; starting today we're blocking it in iptables instead.[/nerd]

This ought to make the server run a tiny bit faster.  Dunno if the difference will be noticeable.

Let us know if you notice any problems -- I mean, assuming you can find a way to get a message to us. 8)

archer:
We also updated the kernel.

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